CfP: International Conference “Reinvestigating the Notion of Humanity in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences”

June 1-3, 2017
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

The deadline for submission of proposals has been extended to April, 15, 2017.

The Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies, Skopje, Macedonia and Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia organize The Second International Conference “Reinvestigating the Notion of Humanity in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences”.

The Second International Conference “(Re)investigating the Notion of Humanity in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences” is an engaging platform for the presentations of new advances and research results in the wide variety of scientific areas. The human condition and the totality of the human experience have been challenged by the necessity to rethink its very existence or to imagine the new forms of its shared future. We live in a time of constant threat of a global war, environmental pollution and destruction, persistent violation of the basic human rights, and diverse practices of exclusion, marginalization of the human other which led to a re-evaluation of the notions such as humanism and humanity, and paved way for new hopes and anxieties relating to the subhuman and the post-human. Moreover, the shifting concept of humanity in contemporary times addresses the need to reconsider the binary opposition between humanity and inhumanity, dialectic of ‘human’ and ‘animal’ as a shape our identities, culture and morality and draw attention to show how nonhuman entities act and shape our world. The approaches to the nonhuman have included such diverse fields as actor-network theory, affect theory, animal studies, assemblage theory, new media theory, new materialism, speculative and object-oriented realism and systems theory. Additionally, we invite contributors to critically reevaluate the cultural, political, ethical, linguistic systems of present day societies and communities to come. In order to understand the world from multiple, heterogeneous perspectives, one must probe the existing representations and offer the possible reinterpretations of nonhuman agencies, aesthetics, and assemblages. Contemporary (re)definitions of the human and humanity enforce the dynamic interplay of humanity and technology and challenge their limitations.

You are welcome to submit paper abstracts and panel proposals by filling online form:

For papers: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWMy15NkM6GHasW255uYDJGInhKfS-OpPo75vzlAj7bvRWsA/viewform?c=0&w=1
For panels: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflSgQ1q8qIziXObS7jE9vA6v-HNzvBuKYbApzxeGvMC9i4ug/viewform?c=0&w=1

The Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies web site: http://www.cultcenter.net/

Online Call for Papers:

https://cultcenter.net/cfp_humanity/

Please feel free to contact reinvestigating@cultcenter.net with any question.